Mission Statement

Sleepless Theatre Company specialises in societally-conscientious ensemble work for both children and adults. We are a hugely strong advocate for equality in the arts, and strive to have at least an equal amount of male and female artists both on- and offstage. We are also committed to increasing our diversity ratio in terms of ethnicity and working with D/deaf and disabled artists.

 

We especially enjoy international literary adaptations, physical theatre, puppetry and any other imaginative, story-telling techniques. There is so much one can do with the theatrical medium without investing thousands of pounds into technical wizardry, and as a company we are committed to creating storie and experiences with objects and methods that one might call decidedly 'lo-tech'.

 

We believe that while theatre is a fantastic art form with which to question and challenge, the playfulness of live performance is to be cherished - a philosophy which we attempt to inject into all of our shows.

 

We love playing with the interaction between audience and performers, casting those watching as a role in the piece itself. Theatre does not exist without an audience, and we cherish this relationship, making it a backbone of every single piece.

Sleepless Theatre Company is based in London and has performed in various different locations around the UK.

 

Praise for Sleepless Theatre: 
ThreeWeeks - ‘One of those Fringe gems you’ll remember for years...Mind-blowing’ *****
British Theatre Guide - ‘captivating’ ****
Fringe Guru - ‘A must for those who like theatre at its most adventurous’ ****